Hercules and Atlas

Bernardino LuiniBetween 1513 and 1515

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle
Milan, Italy

This large monochrome fresco comes from the courtyard of a palazzo on Via Borgonuovo in Milan, where the rest of the cycle is still preserved. The scene represents Hercules, holding the globe on his shoulders, while Atlas reveals to him the secrets of astrology.

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  • Title: Hercules and Atlas
  • Creator: Bernardino Luini
  • Date Created: Between 1513 and 1515
  • Location: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 500 x 385 cm
  • Provenance: Deposit from Palazzo Landriani, Milan, 1927
  • Type: Fresco
  • Rights: Comune di Milano - Civiche Raccolte Artistiche, Castello Sforzesco, Milano
  • External Link: https://pinacoteca.milanocastello.it/
  • Medium: Detached fresco
  • Art Movement: Renaissance
  • Art Form: Fresco
  • Original title: Ercole e Atlante
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Death Place: Milan
  • Artist Death Date: 1530
  • Artist Birth Place: Dumenza, Luino
  • Artist Birth Date: 1480 approx.